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hpdrver

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Posted: 01/20/20 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking to tow a new JL Wrangler and use my RVI brake which needs a 12V power source. Does the new JL have a power port that is active with the ignition off. Thanks


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Posted: 01/20/20 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes it has a port to power a 12 power outlet in left center


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Don't forget to connect the charge wire from the motorhome to your Jeep. This will prevent the brake controller from eventually draining the Jeep's battery.

I have a Roadmaster setup. I ran a wire from Pin 2 (center pin) through a 15A fuse, and connected it to the Jeep's battery.

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While I currently have a TJ era Jeep, I will be adding a JL version soon (Unlimited Wrangler Rubicon with Eco-diesel).


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I tried this port in the dash but it does not appear hot when the ignition is off. On my TJ, the port was always active. If anyone is towing a JL , where do you plug your braking device in.

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No, it is not powered all the time. You can get this Cooltech powerport kit. to keep the power on all the time. It is simple to install.

I still have to finish running the brake-away line to the interior. Then I can start towing the JL.

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Can't speak on the JL but our 2017 JKU has a power port inside the center console between the front seats, on the front wall of the console - that port is not switched.


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Thanks , that is the info I needed.
Just ordered the cool tech power port.

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Posted: 01/23/20 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

both of the 12 volt port in the 19 JL will drain the battery when they are not wired to the motorhome.

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this adapter harness is supposed to convert the existing accessory port from ignition-on to always on.

https://www.cooltechllc.com/wrangler-parts-accessories/111-jl-powerport-kit.html

here is the thread from a Wrangler JL forum where I found it.

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/make-front-12v-receptacle-always-on.9195/

sounds like it does the trick.

I don't want to hi-jack this thread, but we just bought a new JLUR and want to downsize our rig to a Sprinter C. We'd love to hear from anyone with a Sprinter towing a JLU how it is going. I assume you must be near GCVW.
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this adapter harness is supposed to convert the existing accessory port from ignition-on to always on.

https://www.cooltechllc.com/wrangler-parts-accessories/111-jl-powerport-kit.html

here is the thread from a Wrangler JL forum where I found it.

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/make-front-12v-receptacle-always-on.9195/

sounds like it does the trick.

I don't want to hi-jack this thread, but we just bought a new JLUR and want to downsize our rig to a Sprinter C. We'd love to hear from anyone with a Sprinter towing a JLU how it is going. I assume you must be near GCVW.
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